Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners

Prospects: Very Favorable

*According to projected annual openings and year-over-year growth
Keep buildings in clean and orderly condition. Perform heavy cleaning duties, such as cleaning floors, shampooing rugs, washing walls and glass, and removing rubbish. Duties may include tending furnace and boiler, performing routine maintenance activities, notifying management of need for repairs, and cleaning snow or debris from sidewalk.

Number of positions

2012: 98,440    2014: 101,110

Annual job postings

New: 1,330    Replacement: 1,700
(Total: 3,030)   

Salaries in NYC

Starting at:
Up to:

Educational requirements

Minimum education:
Less than high school

Work experience:

On-the-job training:
Short-term on-the-job training

Education level achieved by workers


Sources: New York State Department of Labor, U.S. Department of Labor.